Browsing Archives of Author »Derek Bryan«

To be Organic or not to be? That is the question

December 6, 2011


There are many gimics food companies use to pull you in. Many of us are unaware of their deceptions, and they tend to entice us without question. Things like “Reduced Fat,” “Added Vitamins,” and so on. But what about the new craze sweeping over us? The craze I speak of is this huge desire for […]

Cholesterol Education

December 1, 2011


What terms or thoughts come to mind when you here the word “cholesterol?” Heart disease, stroke, clogged arteries, etc.? These are all things typically associated with cholesterol. What about triglycerides, LDL and HDL, or trans fats? These terms are not usually thought of when cholesterol is brought up, but they should be. But what are […]

The Lack of Health Education

November 29, 2011


In one of my previous blogs entitled “All about the Juice Diet”, there were many questions asked.  Many of which were critical of the general idea of the “Juice Diet.”  This is understandable.  Fad diets, I feel, have left a bad taste in peoples’ mouths.  They tend to promise so much weight loss with little […]

Nutrition Label Deception

November 17, 2011


What do you look for when you go shopping? A lot of you may just pick out the foods you enjoy and not take into consideration their contents. If this is you, start looking. If you do already look at the labels and nutritional facts of the foods you eat, are you doing it accurately? […]

All about the Juice Diet

November 3, 2011


People say the best method for losing weight is to eat healthier. Cut out the sweets, simple carbohydrates, and fatty foods and replace them with more fruits and vegetables. Sometimes it is not that easy. Often times eating a salad just is not going to satisfy you. But what if you drank your fruits and […]

Dental Hygiene on a Budget

October 11, 2011


As a student, there are many things we have to sacrifice financially to get by these four, sometimes five or six years. However, there are also many perks. Many companies, restaurants, and programs recognize our small budget and offer huge discounts. One particular program that offers students a great savings is the School of Dental […]